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Hydrocodone allergy. Please help me find a substitute?

Hydrocodone allergy. Please help me find a substitute?

Try anti-inflamatory: Pain medicine is tricky. That's why there are pain management specialists. There is controversy over the effectiveness and side effects of Darvon if it is still on the market where you are. Sometimes drugs like motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, or even Aspirin are more effective than you would think. There are side effects to taking too much of these like stomach and kidney issues. Questions, ask dr. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone allergy?

Opiate allergy: True allergies to opiates are very rare. Usually we're talking about side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation and other side effects. And allergic response is a particular diagnosis based on activation of the allergic system which would show up as rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hycodan (hydrocodone) allergy?

Inflammatory respons: Allergies involve antibodies and other chemicals such as histamine that are produced in response to a substance which cause acute inflammation. Signs include runny nose, watery eyes, itching, rash (hives), nausea and dizziness. In more serious cases, swelling of the face and tongue can develop as well as anaphylactic shock which requires urgent medical intervention. ...Read more

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Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

Maybe: I agree with dr. Juster; use caution when mixing narcotics with allergy meds. But, you need to know that hydrocodone is a natural stimulant leading to mast cells releasing histamine and causing itch. Not a true allergy, rather a side effect from the drug. Anti-itch medications can help but they can also worsen drowsiness. Maybe switching to something else would be best. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone allergies--how do they happen?

Peripheral effects: There are several mechanisms, one a true ige allergy to hydrocodone causing an immediate anapylactoid and or anyphlactic response due to mast cell mediation. More commonly the conversion of the hydrocodone to norhydrocodone or hydromorphone causing histamine release by binding to peripheral opioid receptors can cause an allergic like symptomatology or pruritic reaction. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Yes: Should be ok at normal doses of hydrocodone (5-15 mg per dose, 3-4 times a day). At VERY high doses (more than 120 mg per day), there is a slight risk of heart arrhythmia along with things like ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) due to an additive effect. ...Read more

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Please answer! Could you develop a allergy to hydrocodone after a long period of use?

Please answer! Could you develop a allergy to hydrocodone after a long period of use?

Unliky: Quite unliky- if you have developed allergic symptoms after taking the medication for a long period of time it is more likely you are allergic to an inert binder in the pill. There are many generic manufactures of hydrocodone preparations and you may have an allergy to a specific company's product. ...Read more

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Supposing someone I know has an allergy to codeine (anaphylactic reaction), can they still be safe taking derivatives like hydrocodone?

Supposing someone I know has an allergy to codeine (anaphylactic reaction), can they still be safe taking derivatives like hydrocodone?

No: If they truly had anaphylaxis to codeine, almost any other opiate will do the same thing, because they are all chemically closely related and are metabolized to Codeine and morphine, which is actually the active product that reduces pain. There are non-opiate medications (opioids) like meperidine, fentanyl, Methadone and others that are different and should not cause reactions. ...Read more

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I've had 2 bad reactions in the past week after taking hydrocodone and tramadol. Could I suddenly be allergic to both? No history of allergies to eith

I've had 2 bad reactions in the past week after taking hydrocodone and tramadol. Could I suddenly be allergic to both? No history of allergies to eith

Intolerance: Since no description on the reactions or time of onset after taking these pills, it is difficult to tell. However, allergy to these drugs are rare if happen at all. Most adverse reactions are intolerance instead of allergic to these types of drugs. Perhaps a lower dose can be tolerated but you need to talk to your doctor before taking them again. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

CNS depressant: The combination can be sedating. When combined, homatropine and Claritin (loratadine) can cause anticholinergic side effects. If a patient has previously used both medications in the past without any side effects, the combination should be fine in setting of asthma, "real bad allergies" and cough. ...Read more

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If I was. Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would I know I took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but I've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?

If I was. Allergic to a pill how long after taking it would I know I took norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but I've took vicidion and lortab before what's the chance of allergy?

Minutes to hours: If you are allergic to a drug, the reaction usually occurs within minutes and 2 hours. However if the reaction is a rash, it may take several days. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is not a highly allergenic drug although you may get side effects from the opiate it contains. ...Read more

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Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

None interact with: Injection, which is a small amount of drug in one spot and not everywhere.
Frankly, the slight risk is the meloxicam (aspirin like drugs potentially increasing the bleeding risk of the injection).
then there are separate issues about the safety of narcotics/tylenol/etc cannot say in your particular case, but generally, safe. ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone the best pain medicine for seniors?

Hydrocodone: There is no such thing as "the best medicine". Medications are always selected by doctors based on their evaluation and assessment of the problem. Medication treatment is then tailored to this. Also doctors will dose according to the end they want to have. ...Read more

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Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Help can codeine sulfate and hydrocodone show up as the same in a simple drug test?

Yes: Drugs tests look for 2 essential chemicals when they look for opiates - Codeine and morphine, which are similar compounds and they are both converted into each other. Hydrocodone is metabolized into Codeine which is then transformed by acetylation to morphine. These are the final common pathway products for most, but not all, opiates. Oxycodone produces relatively little, is has separate test. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone show up as anything other than hydrocodone on a preliminary drug screening?

Yes: All opiates, natural and semi-synthetic are ultimately metabolized to Codeine and morphine, and depending on when a person is tested, they may find hydrocodone, Codeine and morphine, or just hydrocodone, or just Codeine or just morphine. There are also genetic differences in how we metabolize these drugs, and those may factor in as well. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone is not working for me, how do I ask my doctor for a stronger med, I have history of drug use and I don't want him to think am "using"?

Pain control: Consider asking your doctor about what your options are (vice specifically asking for narcotics). Let him know about your current level of pain control. Depending on the type of pain other options may include things like alpha stim, acupuncture, physical therapy, message, etc. ...Read more

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I took 90 mg of hydrocodone in 2 day (5 pills one day, 4 the next) then had a random drug test for work 3 days later. Did those 3 days get me clean?

I took 90 mg of hydrocodone in 2 day (5 pills one day, 4 the next) then had a random drug test for work 3 days later. Did those 3 days get me clean?

Probably: The only way to successfully pass a drug test is to not do drugs period. When used for recreational purposes, even sporadically, hydrocodone can be a highly addictive, habit forming, life ruining drug. ...Read more

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My urologist usually gives me hydrocodone pain medicine but he is booked up for appointment and it is a long drive away. Can you fill my pain medicine?

My urologist usually gives me hydrocodone pain medicine but he is booked up for appointment and it is a long drive away. Can you fill my pain medicine?

Not for narcotics: Try HealthTap PRIME or CONCIERGE, our premium services. Doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send photos or test results during the consultation. Services can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly fee. The fee is the same REGARDLESS of whether or not the doctor thinks you should get a prescription without an exam. No online narcotics, etc... ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone an illicit drug?

Only on the Streets: Hydrocodone is a bona fide drug used in pain management in legitimate medical settings. However, it is a controlled substance because of its propensity to be habituating and thus abused for its narcotic effect. It is an illicit drug if its use by a specific user is not backed by a legitimate prescription and its acquisition is not from a legitimate pharmacy. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medicine has hydrocodone in it?

Ideas? What medicine has hydrocodone in it?

There are many: There are many formulations that contain hydrocodone (vicodin, xodol, norco) and other meds along with it. ...Read more

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Is there a stronger pain medicine than hydrocodone?

Yes: Oxycododone. And there are other formulations that have differing strengths. ...Read more

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Are there advantages between different hydrocodone cough medicines?

Are there advantages between different hydrocodone cough medicines?

Yes, but...: Opiate medicines such as hydrocodone come as proprietary preparations, some elixers, some tablets. For a cough, and it has been shown many times that opiates work on the central nervous system to reduce coughing reflex, are sometimes mixed with Acetaminophen (linked with liver toxicity) and sometimes with other "cold" remedies. These are seriously addictive meds and should be used very sparingly. ...Read more

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What kind of system cleanouts for drug test are good for hydrocodone?

None: You should attempt to stop taking the drug. This is the best solution, don't try beating a test. Seek help, stop using if not for prescribed reasons. ...Read more

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Do hydrocodone and codeine show the same on a drug test?

Do hydrocodone and codeine show the same on a drug test?

Initially: They will both usual show as opiates on the initial screen. Confirmatory testing will be more specific. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone 5 500 show the same on drug screen as 5\325?

Because: The 5/325 and the 5/500 have the same amount of Narcotic but different amount of Acetaminophen, and what is tested is the narcotic ...Read more

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What is alternative medicine that is stronger than hydrocodone?

What is alternative medicine that is stronger than hydrocodone?

Depends: Depends on source/cause of pain. Strongest narcotic regularly used is probably Fentanyl.Oxycodone & combinations of it like Percodan/Percocet are quite strong but even these aren't as good as simple ibuprofen for some types of pain that are inflammatory. Also, some people just respond better to one med than another. Talk w/your dr. If you need pain relief. ...Read more

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Can codeine and hydrocodone show up as the same thing in a drug test?

Drug test: Yes Codeine and hydrocodone will show up as the same thing in most drug tests. ...Read more

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What are the differences between histussin cough medacine and hydrocodone pills?

What are the differences between histussin cough medacine and hydrocodone pills?

Cough med & hydrocod: Hitussin just has a much lower strength of hydrocodone in it than hydrocodone pills (5-10mg strengths) used to treat pain. Hitussin contains 2.5mg of hydrocodone per teaspoon. It acts synergistically with the other ingredients to suppress annoying coughing. ...Read more

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If I take one 7.5 hydrocodone 8 hours before my urine drug test is it going to show up?

If I take one 7.5 hydrocodone 8 hours before my urine drug test is it going to show up?

Yes: 8 hrs is probably around the peak time of concentration in the urine. So yes, I would bet it would show up. ...Read more

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Have to take a urine drug test and I take one 7.5 hydrocodone is it going to be in my urine the next day?

Definitely, yes: The average "half-life" of hydrocodone, which means the time it takes the blood to eliminate half of the drug is 4 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system.4*6/24= 1 day. ...Read more

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my docs office said to stop taking hydrocodone and that its not a strong drug, that I won't have side affects been taking for 4 years. Is that true?

Depends your dose &: How long you've been on the drug. One does build up a tolerance to it's effects, and that means you need more to get the same feeling of relief. If you've been on it for only a few days, it should not be a problem. If over a year, that's another story. You say 4 years, you may want to not go full cold turkey and wean off quickly, and see how your body responds. Report back to the doctors office. ...Read more

Hydrocodone Allergy (Definition)

True allergies to opiates are very rare. Usually we're talking about side effects including nausea, vomiting, constipation and other side effects. And allergic response is a particular diagnosis based on activation of the allergic system which would show up as rashes, swelling, difficulty ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more